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Assistant Registrar (Academic Quality and Standards)

Job title Assistant Registrar (Academic Quality and Standards)

Department Academic Registry

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805 per annum

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2317

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 01 November 2022

Closing date Wednesday 11 January 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9978

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This post is part of an exciting expansion of our Academic Quality and Standards team within Academic Registry, a key central professional service department. 

We’re looking for an Assistant Registrar (Academic Quality & Standards) to join our friendly and expert colleagues to manage the responsive delivery of cyclical education activity and strategic projects. The role-holder will play an important role in strengthening and developing policies, procedures, and regulations, and overseeing academic quality assurance and standards across the University.  

About the role 

You will work independently, and collaboratively with Academic Registry, academic, administrative, and professional services colleagues, to develop and implement quality assurance and standards policy. 

Priorities will vary from cyclical service delivery and improvement, to the delivery of policy recommendations and projects. The role holder will focus on academic quality and standards areas such as:

  • Delivering strategic education projects. 
  • Identifying and monitoring risk and risk mitigation for education provision. 
  • Developing and maintaining policy frameworks and student and assessment regulations. 
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures comply with statutory requirements and are reflective of sector good practice.
  • Providing and managing training and guidance provision for colleagues in support of quality assurance policy, process, and good practice. 

There will be significant opportunity for engagement with the wider University and higher education sector, and for personal professional development in the area of academic quality assurance and standards.

About you  

You will have an expert understanding of regulatory requirements and key considerations within UK higher education. You will actively work to build excellent relationships with team members and stakeholders within Academic Registry and across the University. 

As a manager, you will enjoy supporting the professional development of you and your team, and you will draw from your experiences of positively supporting colleagues through change. You will be passionate about managing an responsive service to a range of colleagues. 

You will have a collaborative and consultative approach, and a strong interest in continuous improvement. You will be confident in making evidence-based recommendations and decisions about change, and be committed to seeing these changes through to implementation and monitoring. 

You will bring your excellent planning and communications skills together to effectively deliver priorities and projects across our services. 

More information

The team are currently following a hybrid working pattern that requires a minimum of one day a week on campus (currently Wednesdays), with flexible on-campus availability as needed depending on activities each week. For more information regarding the University’s Future ways of working for Professional Services departments please click here

For informal discussion about this role, please contact Rachel Sheer, Director of Academic Registry (r.m.l.sheer@bath.ac.uk).

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.